Okay, now I've been a member all of two days and I'm worried about what I just became a member of. I thought this would be a good place to share my love for my pets, get some good advise, and so forth. But All I keep seeing are post where a group of members are attacking another member for an opposing opnion. Why? Now I realize we can't agree all the time but do we have to bash eachother to the extent that I'm seeing. And I've also noticed that alot of members are vets,or vet techs, breeders and so on.....and they're attacking members who have oipinions that don't coincide with theres. Why? When I first saw this site I was so excited..I figured "Great" I'll be able to get some good advise from all these experience pet owners and vet techs. But I don't want to be bashed for having less experience or knowledge. I'm not an idiot or stupid because I may have made the wrong decision for my pet. I just don't understand where some of the members are coming from. They seem so angry and cold. And I realize it must be hard on them to see such suffering and unnecessary death all the time...but who are they to take there past battles out on others that have nothing to do with that. I read a post about the pitbulls where the lady put down two for attacking her dog and killing the cat...And most of the members bashed the poor lady about her decison to put them down. Most of the post seemed to disagree with her, but noone seemed to be concerened about the other dog that obviously was very hurt or about the death of the cat. Where are they coming from? I am very disappointed with this discussion/posting area. So many members argue for the care and proper raising of pets and so on, and how people treat them so badly and how they are not raising there pets right, and so on. But look how your treating another human being. Where are the priorities?
Just commenting on the lady putting her pits down,I never saw that,but she should ahve known pits are other animal aggressive and that is all her fault.
Its not bad to come on here and ask for help,but it is stupid if you are going to ask for help and ignore the things people say that you don;t want to hear,and thats what most people do on here. These are not inatimate objects,they are dogs,if soemone has an opinion they have every right to say it because with a lot of these people it is life or death.
And I'd hope any human mentally stable enough to own a pet could handle it here:)
***Edited By: joce on 12/1/2005 10:50:43 AM*** Reason: b
All I can say is that it's a free board so you have to take the good with the bad. Yes, it gets heated at times, but there is a lot of good information shared and learned here. The good thing is that everyone has a choice to come here, no one is forced.
GotHusky2 I DEFINITLY agree with you! I think it is fine to have differing opinions, and it is fine to give your opposing opinion....but it needs to be done in a repsectable and kind manner. I think there is a lot of good advice to be learned in these discussions, but it is hard to listen to sometimes when it is surronded by attacks and aggresivesness....just read the one discussion on the lady having trouble breeding her chi's....it's brutal.
But why does it even need to be like that. I've never seen or heard of anything getting solved or passed along when arguing is involved. If you don't agree with someones opinion explain to them, in a respectable manner, why not and help them to see the other side of it. Do you really expect people to respond lightly to name calling and so forth?
I dont know GotHusky, Ive been here for over a year & its always been like this. I guess when there are so many personalities mixing it's unavoidable. Yes, it'd be nicer if everyone got along but from past experience, it usually doesnt happen
Wow some people really jump to conclusions....she never said anything about thinking this or that was right....she even said yes we will disagree....just give your opinion in an adult manner....and no we won't like everyone....but you can't go around here or anywhere just being rude to those you don't like....
doggiecomehome, I don't agree with those things, no, but I just disagreed with the other stuff. It just seemed to get way off the topic at hand and became personal.
pope1982, "speak of them and they will come." But you're welcome to your own opinions. But I don't necessarily agree. And just to clarify I didn't bring anything from another posting...this is my own posting and discussion. Notice the different title on the posting. I just was looking to meet some people that I could chat with, not squabble, that's all. But like you said there's people out there that will just rub you the wrong way....and it seems that there are a few members like that, how unfortunate
See now that's exactly what I'm talking about...and thank you alenskp. I didn't say any such thing. They assume to much and come to these really far off conclusions about things. How did they get that from what I posted?? Your guess is as good as mine. Some People???? And if you notice alot of them are Full members or Senior Members...what kind of environment are you setting? Scary!!
***Edited By: GotHusky2 on 12/1/2005 12:08:45 PM*** Reason: Addition
I guess as said before we must agree to disagree....We can state our opinions, but not force them on anyone...as with other topics... So i guess those who choose to be rude will be and those who don't wont. I just know that i am more inclined to listen to the opinion of those who relate their view, even if opposing, in an adult manner.
***Edited By: alenakp on 12/1/2005 12:13:24 PM*** Reason: wanted to change how i stated what i said
I have a 13 week old chihuahua boy named Louie...he is adorbable. He is a deer-head and a greta fwn color. I also have a corgi/jack russel mix. Her name is hannan and she is a white and cream...and prob. one of the most loveable and playful dogs ever...but I am moving and I have to find her a home b/c she is a backyard dog for sure...and i wont have one anymore. What about you? huskies I am assuming.
alenakp, do you have pictures of your chi? I looove chihuahua puppies. My chi will be 2 years old in April. He is adorable but was soooooo cute when he was a teeny baby! www.dogster.com or www.photobucket.com is great for pics!
gothusky2 somewhere you have to make the call, are you going to stay? i tell you complaining about how others are acting will not change how they act. when people post complaints all they are doing is bringing negativivty, it hopes it will stop negativity. no going to work. it is like trying to solve the problem with the problem. when i go to a party thaty is boring. complaining about how boring everyone is will not make them be funner. now if i start telling a few jokes, put on a smile and see what you can add the atomsphere,not critize it. that makes a difference.